Requiem for a Heavyweight: Shattered Globe Theatre Presents Classic Boxing Drama
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The last date listed for Requiem for a Heavyweight was Sunday March 2, 2008 / 3:00pm.
Shattered Globe Theatre will present Rod Serling’s “Requiem for a Heavyweight,” directed by Louis Contey. In this 1956 drama – also produced as a Peabody-Award-winning 1957 teleplay and a 1962 film – washed-up prizefighter Harlan “Mountain” McClintock faces the sudden end of his career. Having spent 14 years in the ring, Mountain faces the prospect of a life that does not include boxing and discovers that the skills that almost made him a champion don’t count for much in the wider world. Mountain is torn between the possibility of new love and a promising future offered by social worker Grace, and loyalty to his self-serving manager Maish, who wants to exploit the fighter on the lucrative professional wrestling circuit. Widely regarded as one of the greatest sports dramas of all time, “Requiem for a Heavyweight” is a gut-wrenching account of the merciless prizefight game and the human wreckage it leaves in its wake. Run time is about two hours with one intermission.